Sweeney! Film Poster by Frank Langford

Words From Beyond: Lady Penelope Artist Frank Langford Part 2 – Andersonic Quotes

In the first part of this Words From Beyond feature on artist Frank Langford we reprinted a rare interview with him from Tardis fanzine dated February 1976. For this second part we begin with a selection of quotes from Andersonic fanzine dated Autumn 2007. In 1990 Andersonic writer and editor Richard Farrell, as part of a schoolContinue reading Words From Beyond: Lady Penelope Artist Frank Langford Part 2 – Andersonic Quotes

Words From Beyond: Lady Penelope Artist Frank Langford Part 1 – Tardis Interview

Frank Langford is a familiar name when it comes to comics having illustrated fan favourites like Thunderbirds’ Lady Penelope in the 1960s and BBC TV’s Doctor Who in the 1970s, yet when Gordon Blows interviewed him in the third issue of his fanzine Tardis in February 1976 his comment about his future was “I haveContinue reading Words From Beyond: Lady Penelope Artist Frank Langford Part 1 – Tardis Interview

Words From Beyond: IPC Managing Editor Gil Page – EFA Interview

The recent sad news of the passing of Gil Page, an editorial stalwart of Amalgamated Press, Fleetway, IPC and latterly as that company’s Managing Editor, resulted in many words of tribute from those who worked with him and for him through the years. Gil was interviewed by Ian Wheeler for the fourth issue of the EagleContinue reading Words From Beyond: IPC Managing Editor Gil Page – EFA Interview

John Canning SSI Strips 1980

Words From Beyond: Doctor Who Artist John Canning Part 2 – VNR Interview

Born in London in 1923, John Canning went to the Hornsey College Of Art in Haringey before becoming a military pilot during WWII. After the war he did commercial and advertising work before going freelance in 1948. As a comic strip artist however we can see his work in Swift, Girl, Express Weekly, Lady PenelopeContinue reading Words From Beyond: Doctor Who Artist John Canning Part 2 – VNR Interview

Words From Beyond: Doctor Who Artist John Canning Part 1 – Tardis Interview

Who is the most experienced Doctor Who comic strip artist alive today? Mike Collins, John Ridgway and John Ross are certainly contenders for the honour but in 1976 the answer was much more clear cut – it was TV Comic artist John Canning who had illustrated strips featuring all four of the television Doctors toContinue reading Words From Beyond: Doctor Who Artist John Canning Part 1 – Tardis Interview